Seaman’s murder trial continues…witness testifies of seeing deceased being beaten


As the murder trial into the death of Antonio Isles continues, one witness has testified to seeing the deceased being beaten by several persons using a piece of wood.

Two persons are currently before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member Jury charged with the murder of Isles, 40, who was a seaman who resided at Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

Two youths; Kevin Washington and Dennecia Halley, are both facing the murder charge which read that between March 1 and 3, 2013, they murdered Isles. The duo were juveniles at the time of the alleged murder.

DEAD: Antonio Isles
DEAD: Antonio Isles

According to the Police report, on March 01, 2013, the deceased was beaten by several persons at Pike Street. He was later admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy performed by State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, revealed that Isles died as a result of a fractured skull. The case is being prosecuted by State Prosecutor Michael Shahoud in association with Prosecutor Orinthia Schmidt.

Washington is being represented by Attorney Peter Hugh, while Halley is being represented by Attorney Dexter Todd.

Today (Wednesday), the Prosecutors continued to present their case and called an eye-witness to the stand who testified that she saw several persons attacking the deceased.

She also related that one of the perpetrators was using a large piece of wood to hit the seaman about his body.

Several other witnesses are expected to testify in the case.



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